What to add to garden soil - Knowledgebase Question

Question by erin39
March 28, 2009
What is the best stuff to add to the soil in a vegetable garden in the spring?

Answer from NGA
March 28, 2009


Organic matter of nearly any kind will enrich your soil and help it drain well. Use whatever is locally available: compost, aged manure, leaf mold or straw (don't use hay because it's full of weed seeds). Spread a 4-5 inch layer over the soil surface and dig it in to a depth of 8-10 inches. Best wishes with your garden!

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